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State's largest court poised for staff cutbacks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The day that Los Angeles court officials hoped would never come is due to arrive Friday with layoffs and staff cutbacks affecting 539 employees.

June 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


3 found dead in burning stolen car in N. Calif.

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities in rural Northern California have found a burning stolen car with three people dead inside.

June 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man wins release in Disneyland dry-ice blast case

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) - A Disneyland worker charged in connection with the explosion of two dry-ice bombs at the theme park has been ordered released from custody.

June 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Federal oversight board OKs Calif. high-speed rail

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The California High-Speed Rail Authority won approval Thursday from a federal railroad oversight board to start construction on the first leg of what would be the nation's first bullet train.

June 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: 2 found dead in area burned by Colo. wildfire

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Remains of two people have been found in an area burned by a wildfire that has destroyed at least 360 houses northeast of Colorado Springs.

June 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


CA teacher says losing job because of abusive ex

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego-area teacher says she is losing her job for being the victim of domestic violence.

June 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Court overturns part of LA port's trucking plan

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday partially overturned a Port of Los Angeles anti-smog program that replaced thousands of aging trucks with cleaner-burning models and forced trucking companies to sign agreements to meet other regulations.

June 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Leffler remembered as friend, teammate, father

SWEDESBORO, N.J. (AP) - Tony Stewart remembered Jason Leffler as a friend, teammate and doting father to 5-year-old son Charlie Dean a day after the NASCAR driver was killed in a crash at a dirt track.

June 13, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


St. Louis police: 4 dead in murder-suicide

ST. LOUIS (AP) - An argument inside a St. Louis home health care business escalated into gun violence Thursday when a man shot three other people before turning the gun on himself, police said.

June 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Federal oversight board OKs Calif. high-speed rail

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A federal railroad oversight board has given approval to the California High-Speed Rail Authority to start construction in the Central Valley.

June 13, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US whites falling to minority in under-5 age group

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a first, America's racial and ethnic minorities now make up about half of the under-5 age group, reflecting sweeping changes by race and class among young people. Due to an aging population, non-Hispanic whites last year recorded more deaths than births.

June 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Court ruling may open up breast cancer gene tests

A ruling by the Supreme Court that human genes can't be patented is expected to increase access and drop the cost for tests for gene mutations that greatly raise the risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer.

June 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Calif. man charged with kidnapping claims accident

FREMONT, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California man charged with kidnapping and intending to rape a 16-year-old girl at knifepoint says he accidentally climbed into her car and only wanted to get out.

June 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


1 dead, dozens hurt in La. plant explosion

GEISMAR, La. (AP) - An ground-rattling explosion at a chemical plant in Louisiana ignited a blaze Thursday that killed at least one person and left dozens more hurt, officials said.

June 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Kate formally names Royal Princess cruise ship

LONDON (AP) - A glowing Kate Middleton on Thursday christened a gigantic new cruise ship named the Royal Princess.

June 13, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Feds say oil trains should have two-man crews

WASHINGTON (AP) - Responding to a series of fiery train derailments, federal regulators said Wednesday they will propose that trains transporting crude oil have at least two-man crews and requirements aimed at preventing parked train cars from coming loose and causing an accident like one in July that killed 47 people.

April 09, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Students line LA street with desks in protest

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles students protesting neglect of poorer schools took to the streets, and they brought their desks with them.

April 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Pistorius urged to look at photo of dead lover

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - The chief prosecutor in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial on Wednesday urged the athlete to "take responsibility" for fatally shooting his girlfriend, telling him to look at a police photograph of Reeva Steenkamp's bloodied head with gruesome wounds.

April 09, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


More pings raise hopes plane will be found soon

PERTH, Australia (AP) - The frustrating monthlong search for the Malaysian jetliner received a tremendous boost when a navy ship detected two more signals that most likely emanated from the aircraft's black boxes. The Australian official coordinating the search expressed hope Wednesday that the wreckage will soon be found.

April 09, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


4 students seriously hurt in Pa. school stabbings

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A student armed with a knife went on a stabbing and slashing spree at a high school near Pittsburgh on Wednesday morning, leaving as many as 20 people injured, including four students who suffered serious wounds, authorities said.

April 09, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Former pro wrestler Ultimate Warrior dies at 54

James Hellwig, better known as former pro wrestler The Ultimate Warrior, has died, the WWE said. He was 54.

April 09, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Painkiller ban raises constitutional questions

BOSTON (AP) - Gov. Deval Patrick defended the state's first-in-the-nation ban of the powerful new painkiller Zohydro after a federal judge suggested in court that his administration may have overreached.

April 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Scant relief: Summer gas price to dip a penny

NEW YORK (AP) - Drivers will get the slightest of breaks on gasoline prices this summer, according to the Energy Department.

April 09, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Investors shed tech, biotech stocks

NEW YORK (AP) - Wall Street's cool kids have been booted from the lunchroom.

April 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


3 dozen possibly ill with Norovirus on cruise ship

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Officials say more than three dozen people are possibly ill with the highly contagious Norovirus while onboard a cruise ship sailing to ports in California.

April 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US bacon prices rise after virus kills baby pigs

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it's threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or more.

April 08, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


California bill that would end orca shows stalls

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A California bill that sought to end killer whale shows at SeaWorld in San Diego and phase out their captivity was put on hold Tuesday, dousing an escalating fight between animal activists and a major tourist attraction.

April 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Ship hunts for more 'pings' in Malaysia jet search

PERTH, Australia (AP) - Search crews in the Indian Ocean failed to pick up more of the faint underwater sounds that may have been from the missing Malaysian jetliner's black boxes whose batteries are at the end of their life.

April 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: 60 people taken hostage in eastern Ukraine

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's government struggled to stay in control of the country's eastern regions as tensions flared Tuesday in three cities. While the government managed to recapture its regional headquarters and detain dozens of pro-Russian protesters in one city, it said "radicals" were keeping 60 people hostage and threatening them in another city.

April 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Kerry warns Russia of tough new sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry is warning Russia of harsher economic sanctions if it doesn't back down from involvement in Ukraine.

April 08, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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